2019-2020 Touring Season

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2019-2020 Touring Season#101
Posted: 12/27/18 at 6:48pm
Not sure if any of these have been officially announced, but this is what Im hoping the tours contracts end up looking.
The Bands Visit- a production contract
Mean Girls- a production contract
Frozen- a production contract
Once on this island- tier c seta, realistically this probably wont even happen or it will be non-equity
My Fair Lady- a production contract, realistically it will be on a tier b seta contract
??Jack-o-lanterns are just pumpkins who majored in musical theatre??
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2019-2020 Touring Season#102
Posted: 12/28/18 at 7:13pm

MTH85 said: "Just got an email saying that the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbiawill make their 19/20 season announcement on Thursday, January 24."

Yup fingers crossed we get some new shows this year instead of Wicked, BOM, or Phantom again. DEH is part of the season, personally I’m hoping for Waitress or Miss Saigon as well. If it’s a good season I might give up my Arts Club tickets and become a subscriber especially considering how hard it was to get CFA tickets this year. 

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Posted: 12/28/18 at 8:31pm

Call_me_jorge said: "Not sure if any of these have been officially announced, but this is what Im hoping the tours contracts end up looking.
The Bands Visit- a production contract
Mean Girls- a production contract
Frozen- a production contract
Once on this island- tier c seta, realistically this probably wont even happen or it will be non-equity
My Fair Lady- a production contract, realistically it will be on a tier b seta contract

"

The Band's Visit is going out on a SETA category 1 contract

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2019-2020 Touring Season#104
Posted: 12/28/18 at 8:41pm

Other than the aforementioned Baltimore (January 17) and Vancouver (January 24), does any have a list of cities that will be announcing next month? 

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2019-2020 Touring Season#105
Posted: 12/28/18 at 8:49pm

dmwnc1959 said: "Other than the aforementioned Baltimore (January 17) and Vancouver (January 24), does anyhave a list of cities that will be announcing next month?"

I have no specific dates (someone else might), but here's a list of what to expect...

(mid-Jan): Ft. Lauderdale

(late-Jan): Miami, Minneapolis, (poss) San Jose (it may be early Feb)

Kansas City seems to be on a good trend (three of the last four years) of announcing on a Sunday in mid/late January.

Seattle also seems to be an early-January announcer, based on the past two years, but that may not be the case this year.

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Posted: 12/28/18 at 8:59pm

^ ^ ^ Thank you! This is all very exciting. I’m hoping 2019/2020 will be a great season for touring productions! :)

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Posted: 12/28/18 at 9:11pm
Let us know when Costa Mesa has an announcement date
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Posted: 12/28/18 at 9:58pm
I'm hoping Boston gets something along the lines of:

CATS

THE BANDS VISIT

MEAN GIRLS

COME FROM AWAY

BANDSTAND

TORCH SONG

MY FAIR LADY

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND



A man can dream... if anyone has anyone word on an announcement date from Boston or any other shows send them along!! It is always exciting to see the year of theatre ahead
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Posted: 12/28/18 at 10:41pm

Cleveland is in late February. Always one of the last ones 2019-2020 Touring Season I have my predictions, but we already announced Frozen.

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Posted: 12/28/18 at 11:02pm

Chin up, idolfan05! The final 18/19 announcement was made in Baton Rouge on September 26. The last BAA venue (Fresno) was announced in mid-May. And the National Theatre's was also in May. Granted, they may not on the same level as Cleveland, but still...

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Posted: 12/29/18 at 7:48am

idolfan05 said: "Cleveland is in late February. Always one of the last ones 2019-2020 Touring Season I have my predictions, but we already announced Frozen."

Hey, Boston is usually in March, so consider yourself early! If I recalll Boston is usually the last one of the major cities to announce. Providence is usually a month before or so. 

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Posted: 12/29/18 at 12:10pm

If we go by last year’s announcements, going back and looking at that thread we had, in order, for January:

- The Ahmanson Theatre in LA

- Dallas Summer Musicals

- Kansas City

- Baltimore

- Houston's Theatre Under the Stars

- Orpheum in Minneapolis

- Vancouver

- Broadway San Diego 

- Broward Center for Performing Arts

- West Palm Beach

- Miami

- New Orleans

- Hollywood Pantages Theatre


Hopefully they’ll follow the same routines this year. :)

Updated On: 12/29/18 at 12:10 PM
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Posted: 12/29/18 at 1:40pm

ElphabaGoodman said: "Call_me_jorge said: "Not sure if any of these have been officially announced, but this is what Im hoping the tours contracts end up looking.
The Bands Visit- a production contract
"

The Band's Visit is going out on a SETA category 1 contract
"

 

Thanks Elphba

Jorge's post made me think two things.

First, unless you're in the cast, why would anyone care what Equity Contract the show is on?

Second, and to be clear I haven't seen the show, but from what I've seen from the Tony Awards, the reviews and overall plot, if it hadn't won Best Musical Tony, I doubt it would have even toured.  I don't see it selling thousands of tickets in the heartland.  A small equity first national tour that hits the major cities; LA, SF, Chicago, DC, and a maybe a few others and then relaunch as Non-equity.   I'll be first to admit I don't know all of the in and outs of the different Equity contract difference between the Production Contract and the various lower tiers.  Just because a show squeaked a recoup  on Broadway does not mean it's going out on the Production contract. 

I'm looking forward to seeing it when it plays LA.  (I assume Ahmanson) .   

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2019-2020 Touring Season#114
Posted: 12/29/18 at 5:50pm
Contract tiers are notable to those interested in the business side of show business. Theres no correlation between contract and the level of talent on stage, but knowing what contract a tour is on can lend some insight into the budget of the show and the attitude of the producers.
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2019-2020 Touring Season#115
Posted: 12/30/18 at 10:12am
A Broadway Across America representative told me Seattle isnt announcing until April.
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Posted: 12/30/18 at 10:50am

In DC, the Kennedy Center and the National both always wait until April, sometimes May, to announce. It’s incredibly frustrating. I’ve asked them why they wait so long when clearly their Broadway series are set months earlier, and they’ve never replied. 

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2019-2020 Touring Season#117
Posted: 12/30/18 at 2:01pm

I can also tell you that San Diego isn't planning a January announcement. I was told early March by a rep as they're still sorting out their season.

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2019-2020 Touring Season#118
Posted: 12/30/18 at 3:00pm
Here are some shows i want to see in Costa Mesa for next season

My Fair Lady

Hamilton (return engagement)

Anastasia

Wicked (return engagememt)
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2019-2020 Touring Season#119
Posted: 12/30/18 at 3:30pm

MTH85 said: "I can also tell you that San Diego isn't planning a January announcement. I was told early March by a rep as they're still sorting out their season."

 

I’m not sure how that works, but how is it that cities well within 90 days of their official announcements don’t already know in concrete what shows they’ll be having for the 2019/2020 season. You’d think they had everything signed, sealed, and packaged, waiting for the chance to jump on season ticket sales just after they announce. I know Pittsburgh announced March 25 last year, were renewing subscriptions on the 27th, and by April 2nd were taking season ticket waitlists. Seems like all the work that goes into that would take months of preparation for the invites, announcement ceremonies like with Cleveland and Pittsburgh doing those type of events, and setting the details for packages.

 

Updated On: 12/30/18 at 03:30 PM
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Posted: 12/30/18 at 3:50pm

I just wanted to share that for the Pantages in LA, I put in my deposit (auto-renew) for the next season and got this message in a conformation email.

2019-20 Season Announcement will be in early February. Thank you for signing up to Auto-Renew. An email will be sent to you in mid-January with further details on your exact date of charge.

Things might change (an announcement may come in January) but for now, this is all I’ve heard in regards to the Pantages!

Updated On: 12/30/18 at 03:50 PM
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Posted: 12/31/18 at 2:19pm

Pittsburgh will announce again in March (either the 4th, 11th or 25th at the Benedum Center). Invites to the announcement event will be sent in January.

Renewals will begin in March 2019.

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Posted: 12/31/18 at 4:18pm

Derekbway said: "Pittsburgh will announce again in March (either the 4th, 11th or 25th at the Benedum Center). Invites to the announcement event will be sent in January.

Renewals will begin in March 2019.
"

 

Thanks! Very much looking forward to receiving my invitation, renewing my annual Pittsburgh Cultural Trust membership, and continuing my PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh season subscription into the 2019/2020 season. :)

 

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Posted: 12/31/18 at 5:04pm
When I log into my TUTS subscriber account there is a message that says their 19/20 season will be announced in January. I recently asked them if the season would be all locally produced like this one and they wouldnt give me a straight answer. So I suspect at least one or two tours to be on the Theatre Under the Stars schedule. Ill post more as I get it.
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2019-2020 Touring Season#124
Posted: 12/31/18 at 5:19pm

RemlapLBC said: "ElphabaGoodman said: "Call_me_jorge said: "Not sure if any of these have been officially announced, but this is what Im hoping the tours contracts end up looking.
The Bands Visit- a production contract
"

The Band's Visit is going out on a SETA category 1 contract
"



Thanks Elphba

Jorge's post made me think two things.

First, unless you're in the cast, why would anyone care what Equity Contract the show is on?

Second, and to be clear I haven't seen the show, but from what I've seen from the Tony Awards, the reviews and overall plot, if it hadn't won Best Musical Tony, I doubt it would have even toured. I don't see it selling thousands of tickets in the heartland. A small equity first national tour that hits the major cities; LA, SF, Chicago, DC, and a maybe a few others and then relaunch as Non-equity. I'll be first to admit I don't know all of the in and outs of the different Equity contract difference between the Production Contract and the various lower tiers. Just because a show squeaked a recoupon Broadway does not mean it's going out on the Production contract.

I'm looking forward to seeing it when it plays LA. (I assume Ahmanson) .
"

Trpguyy is correct. I’m just very interested in the business side of theatre and knowing the types of contracts gives me a bit of insight on that front.

I don’t really agree with your second point. Recouping on tour is often easier to do than recouping on broadway. Mostly due to the fact most stops are subscription based houses and since the Bands Visit is on subscription packages they are garunteed nearly a full house. It’s unfortunate that the best musical winner isn’t going out on production contract, because it can sustain it. Especially since popular shows like Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton are also on those packages making it even more likely that the shows will sell out.

??Jack-o-lanterns are just pumpkins who majored in musical theatre??
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Posted: 1/2/19 at 8:17am

In Phoenix, (Tempe actually, at Gammage Auditorium)  the schedule is generally introduced around Easter.

I would love to have DEH back this coming season, but maybe it will skip a year since it was just here. On the other hand it did break a record for immediate sellout here so it would be tempting to send it back soon.


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